Last night, the Celtics took my heart and soul and there will be a little time before I take the boys in green again. I’ll still bet on teams with green on their jerseys but I don’t wanna talk about it just yet.
Alright, fine, I’ll talk about the green jerseys. Bucks -5.5 in Washington and I’d take it if it were higher too. Giannis and the stag like animals made a tremendous statement in Houston the other night. Beating James Harden is a feat not done by many as of late and doing it in Texas is an even tougher task. The Wizards have come alive and even beat the Sixers the other night, but the Sixers are terrible away from home and the Wizards still aren’t good. Bucks cover the 5.5 with the Wizards hopefully blowing up their team soon, wouldn’t mind some Bradley Beal to the Celtics talk. Speaking of the Sixers, I love them tonight against a bottom five team in the Atlanta Hawks. As bad as the Sixers are away, they are one of the toughest teams to beat at home. They need a win tonight and the Hawks need to start losing a few more if they wanna have any shot at one of the three Duke superstars. Embiid will have himself a night in Philly after dropping a cool 30 and 15 to get the Sixers back in the win column.
The next two picks come from teams that are familiar to the NBA Friday pick selection. First, the team from the city of Indianapolis, the Pacers, are traveling to the city of New York. Not the Nets, but the ones who play in the Garden are their opponents. Pacers -9 @ Knicks cause the Pacers need a big win after getting swamped by the Celtics. Oladipo strikes me as a guy who loves to play in the big apple so expect a big night from him. The matchup to watch will be Kanter and Sabonis down low. The Pacers are weak down low without Myles Turner so they’ll need Sabonis to stand tall in there tonight. Last, James Harden and the Rockets took a tough loss to the man who will probably steal the MVP now. I expect a show from the Rockets tonight, especially when they go from playing one of the best teams to one of the worst in the Cavaliers. Cav’s come to town looking for a Travis Scott concert but all they will get is a 25 point loss to the Beard. Where is the Love? Still hurt, and I think the Cavs should think about moving Kevin Love to a team who may want him, Spurs perhaps.
Recap: Bucks -5.5, 76ers -12, Pacers -9, and Rockets -13.5. Those are the picks for tonight with some NFL coming tomorrow. Spoiler alert: I’m taking the Pat’s money line, nervous about the points though. Good luck to all, let’s make some money this weekend.